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Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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HRC needs to engage more with the LGBT community rather than policymakers

Friday, October 25, 2013
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This past summer, I was a Family Project intern of the Human Rights Campaign. Depending on who I’m talking to at Yale, that sentence can serve as a coming-out statement on various levels. Aside from my friends who are conservative in their attitudes on same-sex marriage, I have progressive friends [...]

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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

Friday, October 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Two leading LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines" that deny federally subsidized breast cancer screenings for transgender women. [...]

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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

Saturday, October 5, 2013
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I’ve never revealed any personal details of my life in articles that I’ve written for publication. Mainly because I didn’t feel that they were relevant to the topics at hand. However, because it's pride season here in Orlando, it seems like an appropriate time to mention the fact that I’m [...]

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Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown. [...]

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

Sunday, September 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month. [...]

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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

Sunday, August 4, 2013
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One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, [...]

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LGBT advocacy groups team up to make gay marriage in N.J. a priority

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Several national groups that support recognizing same-sex marriage are teaming up in New Jersey, saying that the state is primed to allow gay couples to wed. [...]

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Latest polls mixed on marriage equality, discrimination, religious freedom

Saturday, July 13, 2013
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The latest polls released this week affirm growing support for marriage equality in several states around the nation, as well as growing support for LGBT-inclusive workplace protections. But another poll suggests religious freedom should trump discrimination laws. [...]

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Record number of healthcare facilities commit to equal care for LGBT patients

Thursday, July 11, 2013
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WASHINGTON – U.S. hospitals and clinics are increasingly committed to equality for LGBT patients, according to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. [...]

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Ark. economic development chief backs effort to legalize same-sex marriage

Monday, July 8, 2013
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' top economic development official on Monday called for legalizing gay marriage and said that treating same sex couples equally under the law could make the state a leader in the South and attract new business. [...]

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